Friday, 17 August 2012
  0 Replies
  79 Visits
0
Votes
Undo
  Subscribe
Hey, I have been drooling over Dingwalls off and on for awhile and decided to finally join. Some TBers may recognize my name, I post in the effects section way more than anywhere else though. So anyways, I am really interested in trying a fan-fret bass. Obviously a Combustion is the gateway. Currently my main gigging bass is a Big Al SSS 4. I have owned 5ers but it has been awhile. Do you guys think I would be biting off a lot to chew switching to fan-frets and a 5 string at once. I am in college so keeping the Big Al and buying the Combustion are not really an option curently. I really gig about 2-3 times a month lately because school is getting busy, so if I plan right I can have a bit of time to adjust. Also, I tend to like modding things. How good of a modding platform is a Combustion? From simple stuff like new tuners, pickups, to parallel/series switches & active/passive switches? Oh yeah, could a Dingwall bridge from another model be installed easily on a Combustion? I have a Roland VB-99 and curently use a Roland GK-3B pickup. Is there room for the GK-3B between the bridge pickup and the bridge? Thanks for any help. edit: I realize that the v2 Combustion has an active/passive switch
9 years ago
·
#24889
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="singlemalt":1h9zk7vc]Details on the Portland, OR gig please![/quote:1h9zk7vc] Yikes! Thanks for asking SingleMalt, and [b:1h9zk7vc]SO [/b:1h9zk7vc]sorry not to respond earlier. I apologize for my unintentional rudeness. For some reason I seemed to have stopped receiving email notices when someone posts to a thread I'm on. The gig started today, and it was at the Grand Hotel at Bridgeport in Tigard, running through next Wednesday. Music was today and will be again Tuesday. The music part is not open to the public (even bass players), as it is something we offer for our specific workshops. Here are some videos of us doing the music to one of our presentations in Miami this past summer: http://GrooversMusic.com
9 years ago
·
#24804
0
Votes
Undo
Details on the Portland, OR gig please!
9 years ago
·
#24799
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="Deltaphoenix":3lpl2h1y] How have you been DattaG? Busy?[/quote:3lpl2h1y] So sorry, thought I'd answered this before. Yes, very busy. Just did a gig last night here in Lochem, in The Netherlands that was awesome. Last week we played in Birmingham, which was also great. Next week in Yosemite for a presentation and performance there, then Portland, OR, then Melbourne. Stopped by Bass Direct in Warwick (between London & B'ham) and what a great set of Dingwalls he (Mark) has there!!! He sold me on some new Genz Benz stuff. Recently got some vids back from Miami last summer: http://GrooversMusic.com
9 years ago
·
#24798
0
Votes
Undo
I see this trend everywhere. I was playing parallel frets and divorced the whole crew of them when i tried Dingwall. Fanfrets are the future, the warwicks, Ibanez and fenders of the world will just never admit it. They keep producing lovely wood basses and saying , "here isn't this nice". But with Dingwall you get the wood AND the electronics AND the fanrets AND everyone drooling over the instrument. Win Win Win Win.
9 years ago
·
#24690
0
Votes
Undo
The gig went great! We had a bunch of people dancing, just a good time. Bass players and other musicians were tripping out on the Dingwall though. I guess I should expect that a bit from now on. The only pics I saw from the gig weren't that good. I'll check for a best of the worst. No, my girl is in Maui until this next weekend...she is so lucky. How have you been DattaG? Busy?
9 years ago
·
#24688
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="Deltaphoenix":1xk7yo29]First gig with the AB1 Tonight! I took some pics lastweekend, but my girl has the camera and she is in Mauii!!!![/quote:1xk7yo29] How was the gig? Any photos? Did you get your girl back?
9 years ago
·
#24662
0
Votes
Undo
First gig with the AB1 Tonight! I took some pics lastweekend, but my girl has the camera and she is in Mauii!!!!
9 years ago
·
#24616
0
Votes
Undo
I'll get a good one of the bass in the sun where the finish just shines this weekend.
9 years ago
·
#24615
0
Votes
Undo
I sure like blue basses. Any more pictures coming?
9 years ago
·
#24613
0
Votes
Undo
The AB1 is here, I am in heaven.
9 years ago
·
#24588
0
Votes
Undo
The Combustion plays like a dream, I am sure the AB1 will too. I just decided to sell all of my other basses because the Combustion made it clear that they were going to gather dust. If someone is looking for a 5 string MIA P Bass with a John East Retro or a nice backup bass Sterling by MusicMan 35 (5 string), holler at me. My other basses already have new homes.
9 years ago
·
#24587
0
Votes
Undo
It's likely the SKB Freedom hard case that came with all Dingwalls a few years ago, before the move to the their current gigbag. Having just recently bought one of those SKB cases (it wan't cheap, but it did come with a free ABI), I must say that they're quite nice. It certainly didn't take you long to go full Dingwall, eh?
9 years ago
·
#24586
0
Votes
Undo
IDK, some kind of hardshell case this is supposed to have originally come with the bass...Maybe not Dingwall Branded, but is supposed to fit the bass nicely.
9 years ago
·
#24585
0
Votes
Undo
[quote="Deltaphoenix":1suu5rzc]a Dingwall Hard Shell case[/quote:1suu5rzc] Really? Haven't seen one.
9 years ago
·
#24579
0
Votes
Undo
I guess we can close this thread down and start one called AB1 5er questions because this is what I have coming! [img:236bzqx1]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g421/spiritbass/P1120675.jpg[/img:236bzqx1] Indigo Burst, minty condition, has a P pickup in the neck (and the original is included), a Dingwall Hard Shell case, at a nice price.... :mrgreen:
9 years ago
·
#24564
0
Votes
Undo
I am not dying to have the bass refinished. I thought I would be but the antique white or whatever it is called really looks like light tan with wood grain peeking through. It is definately hard to photograph. I agree, at this point, waiting the 2-3 weeks to get it back would suck. As far as a preamp, I am on the fence. for a $110 (I think) I could get the v2 electronics upgrade. I may sit back and see what pops up on TB used. I actually would probably dig an Aguilar Pre, they come up often enough at good prices. I did shoot an offer out on an AB1 though, we'll see.
9 years ago
·
#24563
0
Votes
Undo
I second holding out. There's nothing stopping you from making those mods in the future, and it's always good to have multiple instruments to serve as backups.
9 years ago
·
#24562
0
Votes
Undo
I would wait it out for the AB1, or even an ABZa. Partially because I don't think you'll be able to send the time away from your Combustion that a refinish will require, and partially because of the cost of said upgrades. I thought about trading my ABZ for a different color, or having it refinished, but I realized that I couldn't spent that much time without it... Until I get another one.
9 years ago
·
#24561
0
Votes
Undo
A kill switch eh...those can be handy. I found out the extra Mid Sweep could really throw a wrench on the active/passive ability of the P Retro Preamp. I really want to have passive as an option. The other thing is, I do Have the P Retro in 5 string MIA P Bass that I am planing on selling so I would in essence be lowering the sale price of that bass. I started looking at Mike Pope FlexCore preamps. They have a 3 knob, 4 band eq, active/passive switch preamp. It is for a single pickup but I figure that is fine with a rotary pickup selector to handle pickup duty. I would have to drill a hole for the active/passive switch but the v2 Combustions have that switch too, so no big deal there. But alas comes the price tag...$300 for the Pope preamp and $50 for the 4 way rotary pickup selector. I am $1250 into the bass if I do that, that is new price. If i wanted to switch pickups, that is $200 more. If I wanted to paint the body and headstock, $300 is about as low as that gets for a Kandy color. I would have a $1750 Combustion if I chased that dream. That is closing in on used AB1 territory... Granted, I don't have to pay that all at once to upgrade, but still.
9 years ago
·
#24559
0
Votes
Undo
Or a simple on/off rotary switch to save battery and mute the bass.
  • Page :
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
There are no replies made for this post yet.
Be one of the first to reply to this post!